Horizontal Sticks I

Radoslav Kratina

Radoslav Kratina - Horizontal Sticks I
Radoslav Kratina did graphic experiments and reliefs employing various structures of found elements, but in 1964, he unexpectedly created his first variable object composed of used matches, which could be transformed by pressure from a hand. He discovered the variability of a composition by manual manipulation as a new artwork quality. Kratina created transformable objects of geometric elements from 1965 to the 1990s. One of the first was a set of wooden sticks arranged horizontally in a frame, making it possible to shift them horizontally to alter the composition of red and white stripes.
measurements: height 58 cm
width 57 cm
depth 5 cm
material: wood, nitrocellulose enamel
inventory number: P 8990
gallery collection: Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art
licence: copyrighted work

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